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James Irwin (American, 1930-1991)

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3048M
Lot:
335
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3048M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

James Irwin (American, 1930-1991)
Two views of the valley of Hadley seen from the green boulder, Station 6A, EVA 2, Apollo 15, August 1971. The first numbered 'NASA AS15-90-12187' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto u.l. margin, NASA MSC caption on the verso; the second numbered 'NASA AS15-90-12200' in black on the recto u.l. margin. Two vintage gelatin silver prints, image sizes to 7 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. (18.3 x 18.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor wear at corners of the first print.

N.B. Station 6A was the highest location explored on the Apennine Front. It was an intermediate stop made en route to Station 7. The boulder that marked this stop was located about 250 meters south-southeast of Spur Crater (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_15/surface_opp/). Mount Hadley and the Swann range (first image) and Hadley Rille lunar canyon and Hill 305 (second image) are in the backgrounds.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

James Irwin, Hadley Rille, Apollo 15, Bennett Hill, Dune, Hill 305, Lunar samples, Mons Hadley, Outer space, Planetary science, Rille, Spaceflight, Spur

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